This tour is completely for you if you want to discover House of Virgin Mary, and the Basilica of St. John. The professional tour guide will give all the information briefly. You will be picked up from Izmir cruise ship port and drive to Virgin Mary House and start your private tour.
House of Virgin Mary is the first place to be seen in this tour. House of Virgin Mary is a Catholic and Muslim shrine located in Bülbüldağı in Ephesus. It is known that after the death of Jesus, St. John brought Mother Mary to Ephesus. St Jean did not want Mary to stay in Jerusalem because of the Roman oppression. Together with Mother Mary, he came to Ephesus, the greatest and peaceful city of the time. St Jean, a sacred mission to spread the Christian religion, hid Mother Mary in a secret cabin, covered with trees.
After visiting the House of Virgin Mary, you will see the Basilica of St. John. St. John Catholic Cathedral Basilica is the only cathedral standing today among the Seven Churches mentioned in the Revelation Book. This is the home and spiritual center of the Christian community founded by St. John. It is known that St. John has spent his last years in here. His grave can still be seen in the remains of the great Byzantine basilica. The First Christian Community recognized him and accepted him as the primary source.
At the end of the tour, you may have time to buy gifts for your loved ones. We hope to see you again. Tour representative will transfer you to your cruise ship. Thank you for choosing us.